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Newbie question on Web and shell access
10-13-2008, 12:25 PM
Post: #1
Newbie question on Web and shell access
Hi!

I registered a new shell user and that user has no problems using ssh or ftp. Where is htdoc home for such a user (within her /home/my_user tree), and at which address one can access it from the big wide world (http://my.domain/(what?)) ?

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10-13-2008, 02:52 PM
Post: #2
Newbie question on Web and shell access
You add a domain or subdomain for the new user via Panel.

Domains > Manage Domains > Add New Domain / Sub-Domain

Fill in the domain.com (or [sub].domain.com) that you want to give the user.

There's a spot saying FTP user / CGI-runs-as user: with a dropdown box right next to it. Just select your user's username there.

The domain will show up as a "domain.com" folder in the user's ftp. Everything in there is the www bit Wink

Acces via http://domain.com (or http://sub.domain.com if you've setup a subdomain)

Tip: A handy test for a 1st-try is to create a domain called [blahblah].dreamhosters.com
Use something random where the [blahblah] bit is.

Good luck! Smile

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10-13-2008, 11:21 PM
Post: #3
Newbie question on Web and shell access
Ah, that was easy! Thanks!

I later found even easier way, via subdir remapping. Now it works both ways. (I was used on other hosting sites to this kind of mapping being automatic; this is moreflexible.)

Cheers!

Bonzi
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10-14-2008, 12:53 AM
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Newbie question on Web and shell access
Yes, remapping is great! It's especially handy to give a "shared" user account access to one particular folder (eg. a theme directory) on an already provisioned domain, allowing multiple people to access a folder while retaining file security for the rest of the domain.

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